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Marco Melandri will have to delay testing on Honda’s new RC212V 800cc after undergoing surgery.

The Italian rider has been experiencing niggling in his left arm, similar to carpal tunnel syndrome. He went under the knife on Wednesday, November 7.

He has already been treated for the condition, which affects many riders, on the other side of his body two years ago.

It is also believed Melandri is to undergo a further operation this week on his right leg he broke at Suzuka in 2003.

The 24-year-old suffered more problems with the leg at the Twin Ring Motegi in 2005 when he became tangled with Valentino Rossi causing a serious puncture wound to his foot.
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He has been struggling all season and has been receiving regular treatment. This has also been affecting his training as he cannot ride a bicycle.

The Italian will recuperate from the surgery, which will hopefully end the pain he’s been riding in for the majority if 2006 as he explained: “My life is terrible right now because I lose too many days having therapy.”

Melandri is expected to begin working with the new bike at the end of November.

MCN Staff

By MCN Staff